board-v; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: get onto a passenger vehicle

The solemn, gray passengers boarded the train.
We better hurry, our plane is boarding!
The British then boarded the Altmark at 2200 hrs.
The pirates began boarding the king's ship!

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Board_vehicle
PropBank: board.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: lodge and take meals at

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent]animate]] BOARD PP-in/at/with NP2[location]

Ted boards at the old hotel.
I need a place to board for a week.
He is boarding in my mother's house while she is living in Europe.
My cousin boarded with the Stevenson's.

VerbNet: lodge-46
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: board.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3

Sense Number 3: provide lodging and meals for

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent[animate]] BOARD NP2[patient[animate]] (in NP3[location]/for NP3[duration])

The old lady on the corner boards travellers in her home.
My mom boarded my cousin for almost four months.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: cover with wooden boards; secure

Commentary: Includes: BOARD UP

If you're afraid of high winds, board your windows!
We boarded up the hole in the wall.
Board up the windows, the tornado's a-comin'!
They boarded up the windows and doors of the abandoned houses.

VerbNet: butter-9.9
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: board.03,board.04
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
board_up 1